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Upcoming events

    • 13 Aug 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • 14 Aug 2014
    • 1:30 PM
    • Norfolk Waterside Marriott, 235 E Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510

     

    The Virginia Chapter of MPI (VAMPI) 

    &

    Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI)

    present the 2014 Annual Education Conference

    August 13 - 14, 2014
    Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel
    Norfolk, VA

    12 CE Accredited Educational Sessions being offered!

     

    Host Hotel:

     

     

    Norfolk Waterside Marriott 

    235 E Main St

    Norfolk, VA 23510

    757-627-4200

     

    Overnight Accommodations: 
    $110.00 per night, plus 14% and $2.00 Tax.  
    Rate is available  August 12 - August 14.  Reserve your room now, cutoff for rate is 7/29/14.

    Book your group rate: VAMPI Annual Conference >>


    Conference Agenda

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    8:00pm  Informal get together for Board of Directors and Past Presidents 


    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    10:00-11:30am  Board Meeting
     
    12:00-2:00pm  Registration

    12:15-1:15pm  Welcome, Announcements & Networking Lunch

    1:30-2:30pm  Opening General Session with Keynote
    Goal-Setting Doesn't Work! Dare to be Different
    Jan Horton Spence

    3:00-4:00pm  Breakout Sessions

    Do I eat shrimp with a fork or my fingers? Navigating the Networking Nightmare
    Jan Horton Spence

    Practical Implications of Analytics - The 'New' Math for Meeting Professionals
    Jack Meredith, PhD

    Event Marketing 2.0 - Transforming your Event Marketing Strategy
    Alex Rolfe
     
    4:00-5:00pm  Breakout Sessions

    Embracing Your Uniqueness
    Jan Horton Spence

    Principles of Strategic Meeting Design
    Ann Buhl, CMP
     
    5:00-6:00pm  Free Time
     
    6:00-8:30pm  Networking Reception
    Sheraton Waterside 
       



     




































    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    7:30-8:15am  Breakfast Buffet
     
    8:15-9:15am  General Session with Keynote
    The Ultimate Success Habit: How Mindfulness Improves Performance, Sales, Leadership and Well-Being
    Matt Tenney
     
    9:30-10:30am  Breakout Sessions

    Kick A$ with Dynamite Marketing
    Tom Osina

    Understanding the VALUE of CMP
    Kate Blunt, CMP
     
    10:30-11:30am  Breakout Sessions

    Understanding and Maximizing Total Group Revenue
    Jack Meredith, PhD

    Beyond Golf and Cocktail Parties
    Tom Osina

    Event Marketing 2.0 - Transforming your Event Marketing Strategy
    Alex Rolfe
     
    11:45am-12:45pm  Lunch with Speakers from The Salvation Army, VAMPI, HSMAI-VA

    12:45-1:00pm  BIG TICKET Winners Drawing & Closing Remarks 
















    Event Cancellation must be submitted Cancellations writing to: 

    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellations of 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date:  $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date:  No refund  
    • 11 Sep 2014
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Keswick, VA at Keswick Hall (near Charlottesville)

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Education and Luncheon
    Board Meeting                   9:00am - 10:30am
    Registration & Networking 10:30am - 11:00am
    Education                          11:00am - 12:00pm
    Lunch                                12:00pm - 1:00pm



    Session Title:  Unlocking a Data Conscious Culture with Joe Colangelo of Bear Analytics, Inc.

    Session Description: As the topic of "big data" grows louder and more widespread in the corporate world, organizations are struggling to understand the difference between the signal and the noise. Today, associations and event producers are collecting more information than ever. Combined with vendor products, data is flowing at a higher level of sophistication, and with increased integrity. The next step for organizations is to understand how to view their data to make decisions and monetize this silent asset.

    This presentation will outline the keys to successfully unlocking a data conscious culture at your organization and the methodology of what the events industry can learn by bringing just a bit of a data strategy to their teams and contractors.

    Learner Objectives:
    • Best practices in data organization and collection
    • Putting your data first: An introduction into building an organizational data strategy
    • Pathways and examples to monetizing your data



    Event Host: 


    Keswick Hall

    701 Club Drive

    Keswick, VA 22947



    Event Registration Sponsored by:



    CEU Credits: Earn 1.0 Clock Hour (0.1 CEU credits) toward your CMP Application. CMP-IS Domain: Domain A: Strategic Planning, Sub-Skill 1.02: Determine Feasibility of Meeting or Event



    Event cancellations must be submitted in writing to: 

    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellations outside of 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date:  $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date:     No refund
    • 09 Oct 2014
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Newport News Marriott at City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
    Thursday, October 9, 2014


    Please mark your calendar and plan on attending a new, exciting and fun networking event! 


    More information coming soon!

    Hosted By:

    Newport News Marriott at City Center
    740 Town Center Drive
    Newport News, VA 23606
     
    Event Registration Sponsored by:


    Event cancellations must be submitted in writing to: 
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellations outside of 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date:  $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date:     No refund  


     

    • 14 Nov 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • The Sanderling Resort, 1461 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949

    Friday, November 14, 2014
    Registration      11:00am - 11:30am
    Lunch               11:30am - 12:30pm
    Education         12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Board Meeting   2:00pm - 3:00pm


     

    More information coming soon!

    EXCLUSIVE ROOM RATE TO BE AVAILABLE

    $129.00/night (details to be provided soon)


     

    EVENT HOSTED BY: 


    The Sanderling Resort

    1461 Duck Road

    Duck, NC 27949



    COMPLIMENTARY TRANSPORTATION -

    Transportation will be provided complimentary by James River Transportation (sign up for transportation included during your registration for the monthly meeting).  Pickup/Drop off points in Richmond at 7:30am/5:30pm and Newport News at 8:30am/4:30pm

     

    Richmond Depart:  7:30AM from James River Bus Lines, 915 N. Allen Avenue

    (located behind the Lowes Store on Broad Street near downtown)

     

    Newport News Depart:  8:30AM from Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 12363 Hornsby Lane
    (located off I-64 Exit 255, turn right on Hornsby Lane, go past Cheeseburger in Paradise, Carrabba’s Italian Grill is on the Right.)

     

    Arrive:      10:45AM at the Sanderling Resort
    Return:     2:15PM from the Sanderling Resort

     

    CEU Credits: Earn 2.0 Clock Hour (0.2 CEU credits) toward your CMP Application.

    Event cancellations must be submitted in writing to: 
    ceer@paragon-group.com
    Cancellation penalties do apply:
    Cancellations outside of 30 days from event date: $10
    Cancellations within 30 days from event date:  $25
    Cancellations within 3 days of event date:     No refund  


     

Past events

21 Jul 2014 CMP Boot Camp
05 Jun 2014 VAMPI 2014 Awards Luncheon
13 May 2014 2014 VAMPI Board Retreat
21 Apr 2014 CMP Boot Camp
10 Apr 2014 April Education: ZOMBIES 2030! Taming the Most Challenging Conference Imaginable
27 Mar 2014 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: March 2014
20 Mar 2014 Meeting Professionals' Industry Fair
06 Mar 2014 March Education: Quickfire with Bob Mellinger
20 Feb 2014 VAMPI CMP Support Program: “Committed to Making Professionals”
06 Feb 2014 February Education Meeting: Building a Legacy of Leadership
29 Jan 2014 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: January 2014
09 Jan 2014 January Education: Virginia Travel Industry Updates
05 Dec 2013 Holiday Auction & Luncheon
12 Nov 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Let’s talk about Food and Beverage!
07 Nov 2013 Speed Learning - Industry Roundtable Discussions
06 Nov 2013 2013-2014 VAMPI Board Midyear Retreat
28 Oct 2013 CMP Boot Camp
03 Oct 2013 Risk Management & Event Insurance
26 Sep 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Discover how your fellow planners and suppliers expect to see 2014 shape up.
12 Sep 2013 True Innovation: Inspiring Your Audience
15 Aug 2013 CAMP VAMPI! Campfire Gathering (Guests Only)
15 Aug 2013 CAMP VAMPI! Annual Education Conference
29 Jul 2013 CMP Boot Camp
26 Jun 2013 Tidewater Breakfast Forum: Thinking Outside the Box
18 Jun 2013 Charlottesville Breakfast Forum: Benefits and Options for Advancing your Career
06 Jun 2013 VAMPI Awards Reception & Dinner
29 May 2013 Tidewater Breakfast Forum: Are you in the Business of being an Exceptional Business?
23 May 2013 2013-2014 VAMPI Board Retreat
02 May 2013 “Experience plus Education equals Success”
17 Apr 2013 EVENT CANCELLED Wine with VAMPI
28 Mar 2013 From Logistics to Strategy: A Journey into the Mind of the Ultimate Decision Maker
26 Mar 2013 How to Achieve the Perfect Atmosphere at your Event
25 Feb 2013 Used any cool technology lately?
21 Feb 2013 VAMPI CMP Support Program: “Committed to Making Professionals”
07 Feb 2013 “LET ME HELP!: Volunteers in Special Events Administration”
15 Jan 2013 Richmond Breakfast Forum
10 Jan 2013 Virginia Travel Industry Updates Panel Discussion
15 Dec 2012 Got Community? EDMARC Gift Wrapping Event
12 Dec 2012 "What's Your Plan B?"
06 Dec 2012 Naked Negotiating & Holiday Auction
13 Nov 2012 CMP Exam: What You Need to Know About the New CMP Application Guidelines
01 Nov 2012 Meet Like A Mouse: Apply Theme Park Methodology
23 Oct 2012 Risky Business: Planner & Business Partners Prepare for Contingencies?”
16 Oct 2012 Is Your Head Spinning? Charlottesville Breakfast Forum
05 Oct 2012 “Maximizing Attendee Engagement with Mobile Apps”?
27 Sep 2012 VAMPI Unique Meets Tour 5
18 Sep 2012 Mobile Apps: What’s it all about? - Richmond Breakfast Forum
13 Sep 2012 Working Professionally From the Road
23 Aug 2012 2012 Annual Education Conference